The Prison Notebooks of Ricardo Flores Magon

Douglas Day     1991     270p     6 x 9

Part biography and part polemic directed against the failed opportunities of the Revolution, the book takes the form of notebooks scribbled by Flores Magon in the Leavenworth (Kansas) penitentiary where he is imprisoned for having violated United States neutrality laws. Flashbacks cover Flores Magon’s life from his birth in Oaxaca through the last days before his mysterious death in his cell. Through its pages pass the arrogant Pancho Villa, the reluctant revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and the string of Mexican dictators against whom they fought. 



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